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DuPont Sustainability Leaders Confirmed For GLOBE 2012: James Weigand Joins Opening Plenary

Submitted by: GLOBE Series

Categories: Sustainability, Events

Posted: Feb 20, 2012 – 03:25 PM EST


VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb. 20 /CSRwire/ - GLOBE 2012 is pleased to announce the addition of James R. Weigand, President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA, to its elite roster of business leaders who will take the stage at the GLOBE 2012 Opening Plenary, March 14th in Vancouver. With the worldwide transition to a greener economy underway, the GLOBE 2012 Opening Plenary will focus on Innovation and its Role in Driving Sustainability.  

DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

Weigand will join Suncor President Steve Williams and GLOBE Group President and CEO John Wiebe to set the stage for GLOBE 2012, the 12th edition of the biennial GLOBE Conference and Trade Fair, North America’s largest and longest-running event dedicated to business of the environment.

About Jim Weigand:
James R. Weigand is president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. In his role, Mr. Weigand leads a global solutions business specializing in transforming workplaces and work cultures with services and technologies that bring about sustained improvements in safety, operational and environmental performance. Leveraging DuPont’s history of successful collaboration, innovation and problem-solving, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) helps clients worldwide find clear pathways to business/organizational sustainability and global competitiveness.  Over the course of his 30-year career at DuPont, Mr. Weigand has held a number of global business leadership roles and served as the Director for DuPont Corporate Planning.  

Weigand will be joined at GLOBE 2012 by colleagues from across DuPont:

  • Linda J. Fisher, Vice President, Safety, Health & Environment & Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont, USA         
    • Session: Driving the Corporate Sustainability Agenda (Thursday, March 15th, 8:30am)
  • James C. Collins, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, USA
    • Session: Next Generation Biofuels: Driving the Development of a Low Carbon Economy (Thursday, March 15th, 1:30pm)

  • Simon Herriott, Managing Director, Global Consulting Practice, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
    • Session: People Power: Improving Performance Through a Corporate Culture of Sustainability Leadership (Thursday, March 15th, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Christopher Smith, Global Practice Director, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Operations Practice, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
    • Session: Energy Efficiency and Alternative Power: Innovative Approaches for Business (Thursday, March 15th, 8:30am)

  • Dawn Rittenhouse, Director, Sustainable Development, DuPont
    • Women’s Perspective on Sustainability (Thursday, March 15th, 12:00 Noon)

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GLOBE 2012 is produced by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE’s expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility.

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